Students perform routine care and maintenance activities in commercial and institutional buildings. Activities include classroom and laboratory experiences concerned with all phases of the care and cleaning of buildings, fixtures, and furnishings, including all types of building interiors such as linoleum, plastic, terrazzo, tile, and wood floors; rugs; and plastic, wood panel, paint and synthetic wall coverings. Emphasis is placed on the selection and use of professional supplies needed for care and maintenance as well as OSHA safety standards and appropriate guidelines when working with various chemicals and processes.
Students completing this program may pursue careers in professional cleaning, housekeeping, and janitorial maintenance.
A typical student in Facility Maintenance is a special education student who is ready for a work-based program. Students can follow directions and work in groups. Students are supervised at all times but are expected to work independently once trained.
Students work at a variety of locations to learn basic skills needed in facility maintenance. Curriculum areas include: